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meter size barrier

(one meter barrier)
(a barrier to planet formation on the order of a meter diameter)

The term meter size barrier (or one meter barrier) is used for aspects of planet formation that would seem to limit a planetary embryo's growth very roughly a meter in size (e.g., the range of centimeters to a few meters). A number of mechanisms fall within this definition, such as:

The term meter size barrier is sometimes specifically intended to mean these last two.

(planet formation,barrier,migration)
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Referenced by pages:
fragmentation barrier